- Hyde Park has acquired the rights to the espionage novels by Andy McNab.
- The first film will be based on "Firewall", the third novel in the series, which follows soldier of fortune Nick Stone who, paired with a street-smart female cryptographer, is hired to infiltrate a computer facility poised to breach a secret global surveillance system.
- Andy McNab and John Connor have written the screenplay.
- Producer Harvey Weinstein had previously acquired the rights in July 2001 and tried for years to get the project off the ground, bue eventually let the rights lapse.
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